Autistic Girl Memorizes and Recreates Complicated Ballet Sequence
Within just a few years of being born, Clara Bergs was diagnosed DiGeorge Syndrome and Autism. She couldn’t walk until she was four and didn’t speak until she was six.
Now, at ten years old, young Clara is recreating professional ballet sequences, much to the surprise and amazement of her family. Her parents uploaded the above video of their daughter performing the Coppelia ballet, a production they knew she loved but had no idea she could perform solely from memory.
While Clara has faced her share of physical and educational challenges, thanks to help from Toronto’s Intensive Multi Treatment Intervention program, she has grown to be lively young girl who enjoys exploring her own talents and passions in dancing.
Unfortunately, the YouTube caption informs viewers that Clara’s funding recently got cut off and her parents are trying to keep her therapy program afloat. Learn more about Clara by visiting her Tumblr and Facebook group or donate directly to PayPal, with all proceeds going solely to funding Clara’s program.
Her parents wrote, “Doctors told us when she was born to forget about her – we could just have another baby…But we couldn’t give up. Never underestimate your child’s potential!”